Playing Tag

I never liked playing tag as a kid.  I couldn’t run fast enough to evade being tagged for any period of time and couldn’t run fast enough to tag anyone else so I could have a bit of a break.  All that running around just seemed pointless to me.  I just wanted someone to talk […]

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The Parable of the BeyBlades

Even before you pull them apart to create your own beyblade it’s clear that each one is a little different. Some are tall, some are not, they range in features as well. My children quickly discovered which beyblade was the superstar of our stadium, handily winning most matches. We took the talented toy up to […]

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[in] patience

I thought I was a patient person. But I’m not. My impatience makes my head hurt. That makes me want to try harder to be patient. And that makes my head hurt some more. I self-medicated with cookies, but they didn’t pass the time as I had hoped, and they didn’t help my headache. I […]

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I’ve been friends with Kiley since 2001 and blogging since 2005 so when Kiley asked me to be a contributor on her blog, Cherry Blossoms, it seemed pretty natural. After all, what’s better than adding another project to my already frenetic life? If nothing else, I figured, it would distract me from the reality of my […]

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Welcome, February

Welcome, February, the shortest month of the year although one day longer this year. Welcome, February, month of sweethearts, although shouldn’t every month be so? Welcome, February, anniversary of my blog (it’ll be seven years.) Welcome, February, may you bring change to our daily routine.

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Hepburn or Hilton?

I found this blog written by a friend of a friend. She’s hosting a giveaway for the book “How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World.” As a mother of boys I hope to raise them to appreciate women who respect themselves and their bodies instead of putting them on display. (Class instead of […]

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